We are doing homelearning via Google Classsrooms - the link the children need is here: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/h - the log on instructions are explained here: https://www.penningtonjunior.com/coronavirus-2021-update/ - along with the latest updates.
We are going to add any frequently asked questions to this page and on facebook - so please check to see if your question has already been asked. Please refesh the page to ensure you are seeing the latest version.
How to access google classrooms or your X-box or Playstation?
We have come accross a useful article explaining how to get access on your X-box 1 or playstation 4 or newer- we have not tried it as we do not have gaming devices here... but we would be happy to hear your success stories. Mrs Hoyle
Mrs Lavis from Lymington Junior Schcool kindlly also told us:
You'll need a USB keyboard and these can be purchased on Amazon for around £10.
We are unable to use Google Classrooms...
We are creating a list of families whom are unable to use google classrooms - please check with your child first - as some children can use and are familiar with the interface when their parents are not - as we have been using it in school since November on some occasions.
For these families paper work will be sent home, but this will not happen yet - we only found out on the evening on the 4th January. Our priority is at first the children in school, then those whom can access the google classrooms - but it would be helpful to know if this effects you so please email the office if your are affected, as we work on getting paper versions, please note these will need to be hand delivered. (as too expensive and time delay to post). Obviously online is free for the school to set work and gives us the option of being interactive with the children at a later date.
Help the Work looks Blank?
I know that for some of you, you are getting messages back to say the work is blank. I have set up a test child in your classes so that I can see what you can see. This is what I think you need to do to make it work!
Struggling to Log in?
We know some families are struggling to log in - we are hoping this might help.
Help, we lost our work!
For those of you who may be worried that you have lost any work, check in your 'Google Drive' as it should be there. It does a clever automatic save! You can access your google drive by clicking on the square of 9 dots in the top right corner of the window.
I can't type on the document:
I can't submit the work completed?
We are working with soloutions to this... for now.. we are suggesting you do the requested task, take a photo - please make sure it is as clear as possible - or a screen shot and submit the completed work than way.
Zara Flood kindly shared these screen shots with us on how to submit the date on a mobile or tablet.